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Couched Cross Stitch

Schematic drawing of the couched cross stitch. Schematic drawing of the couched cross stitch. Drawing by Martin Hense.

The couched cross stitch is a variation on a cross stitch, whereby a series of detached cross stitches is worked. The junction between the two elements forming the cross is fastened down. The same thread used to make the initial cross can be used, or a separate thread (usually in a contrasting colour).

This type of stitch can be used for both counted thread and free-style work, but it is more suitable for the latter.

See also the TRC Needles entries on couching with cross stitch and trammed cross stitch.

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